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Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM
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By Thomas Warren

Dodgers' Magic Johnson Responds to Negative Comments

Dodgers' Magic Johnson Responds to Negative Comments

Current and former NBA players tweeted about the racist comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly made during a phone call. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Lakers star Kobe Bryant logged a season to forget off the court during the 2013-14 campaign. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak backed his coach's vision of basketball and preached patience during the Lakers' rebuilding process. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash explained that he would be with the Lakers for the final year of his contract and made a convincing argument as to why he deserved to be there. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 in their 2013-14 season finale. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors nearly one year after Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Lakers, New Business

Kobe Bryant Talks Lakers, New Business

Kobe Bryant talked about his new sports drink, the Lakers' future and his own basketball mortality with ESPN. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Jordan Farmar was the newest Laker on the injury table, and Nick Young returned to Lakers practice. Read »

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Won't Retire: "I Want The Money"

Steve Nash Won't Retire: "I Want The Money"

Steve Nash did not beat around to bush on why he would continue to play basketball rather than retire. Read »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash's Season Also Over

Steve Nash's Season Also Over

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni rules out Steve Nash for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant exposes dysfunction in Lakers' management, hints at a coaching change and comments on Phil Jackson going to Knicks. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Official: Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Official: Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Kobe Bryant officially declared out for the season by the Los Angeles Lakers. Read »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

The Lakers practiced ahead of Monday's game in Portland, and Xavier Henry was back with the team. Read »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Celtics With Bazemore & Brooks

Lakers Beat Celtics With Bazemore & Brooks

Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks led Lakers past Celtics on Friday night. Read »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers were well positioned going forward. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed is a regular fixture at sporting events around Southern California. Shahan is in his fifth season covering the Los Angeles Lakers for NBC Los Angeles. Along with covering practices and shootarounds in LA, he has covered the team in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans. In addition, Shahan also covers the LA Rams, LA Clippers and special sports events around Southern California. Shahan also covers European football for Yahoo! Sports and has covered Premier League and La Liga matches in England and Spain, respectively.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame to Honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode. First televised on Feb. 20, 1992, "Homer at the Bat" featured future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ozzie Smith among the ringers on Homer Simpson's Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team.

Chris Paul Could Return Thursday Against Warriors

Chris Paul Could Return Thursday Against Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Chris Paul has been medically cleared to return to the court after missing the last five weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Lakers Buying Big on Magic Johnson

Lakers Buying Big on Magic Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers met for practice on Wednesday and eulogized former GM Mitch Kupchak and former Lakers EVP Jim Buss while also singing the praises of new Lakers president of basketbal operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in 2024 Olympics Race

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in 2024 Olympics Race

Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Budapest to Withdraw Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Budapest to Withdraw Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race. Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the withdrawal to The Associated Press on Wednesday.